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MikeC
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Posted - 12/16/2004 :  10:30:28 AM  Show Profile
Well, I did it. I broke down yesterday and bought a cheap Lifelike N scale train set! It came with a little oval of track, an 0-4-0T switcher and three cars, a power pack in a plastic case, a couple of shiny plastic buildings that have to be assembled, three hokey looking little trees, and a bag full of crossing signs and utilitiy poles. All for the grand sum of $54.

I set it up on a library table in the living room, plugged it in, and I'm having fun! It just goes round and round and round, and I don't care! Heck, I think I may just glue those buildings together and not even paint them. Of course, I could always go buy a small station to go with them... and maybe a piece or two of flex track to expand the oval.... but it's supposed to be a Christmas thing, so I should go to Walmart and get some of that white cottony fake snow stuff with the glitter and put it down under the buildings and track... and I saw a set of Kato Christmas cars at the hobby shop... and, hey, I'm having fun!

It's not such a dark side after all.


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Gerry
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Posted - 12/16/2004 :  10:58:11 AM  Show Profile  Visit Gerry's Homepage
MIKE!

Use the FORCE...!

"Mike... I am your engine!"

USE THE FORCE!!!


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Gerry
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Posted - 12/16/2004 :  10:58:11 AM  Show Profile  Visit Gerry's Homepage
MIKE!

Use the FORCE...!

"Mike... I am your engine!"

USE THE FORCE!!!


Gerry (MMR #346)

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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 12/16/2004 :  2:16:07 PM  Show Profile
Hmmmmm, maybe there is hope for Mike after all! Glad to see you are seeing the light Mike, now to get you to build your first mini-layout!


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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 12/16/2004 :  2:16:07 PM  Show Profile
Hmmmmm, maybe there is hope for Mike after all! Glad to see you are seeing the light Mike, now to get you to build your first mini-layout!


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George D
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Posted - 12/16/2004 :  2:46:45 PM  Show Profile
Next thing ya know, Mike's gonna be posting pictures of his N scale work in a subversive attempt to convert HO scale modelers in that direction. Sorry Mike, it won't work here - my eyes are too old for that small stuff.

George



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George D
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Posted - 12/16/2004 :  2:46:45 PM  Show Profile
Next thing ya know, Mike's gonna be posting pictures of his N scale work in a subversive attempt to convert HO scale modelers in that direction. Sorry Mike, it won't work here - my eyes are too old for that small stuff.

George



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MikeC
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Posted - 12/16/2004 :  3:08:01 PM  Show Profile
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Originally posted by George D

my eyes are too old for that small stuff.

George




So are mine, George. And on top of it, my fingers are too big and fumbly. So it's probably a good thing this little set will get put away after New Years with the rest of the Christmas stuff. But in the meantime....




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MikeC
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Posted - 12/16/2004 :  3:08:01 PM  Show Profile
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Originally posted by George D

my eyes are too old for that small stuff.

George




So are mine, George. And on top of it, my fingers are too big and fumbly. So it's probably a good thing this little set will get put away after New Years with the rest of the Christmas stuff. But in the meantime....




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Posted - 12/16/2004 :  3:15:12 PM  Show Profile
AAArrrrghhh!!!........don't do it Mike!!....come back...walk towards the light! Even short term exposure can scar you permanently, let alone what evil thoughts this sicussion might put into the heads of more suceptible members....think of what this will do to all the hard work we've put in with John!

Marc



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Posted - 12/16/2004 :  3:15:12 PM  Show Profile
AAArrrrghhh!!!........don't do it Mike!!....come back...walk towards the light! Even short term exposure can scar you permanently, let alone what evil thoughts this sicussion might put into the heads of more suceptible members....think of what this will do to all the hard work we've put in with John!

Marc



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Rusty Stumps
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Posted - 12/16/2004 :  3:19:47 PM  Show Profile
Mike, may the LIGHT BULBS be with you!

Walt

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Rusty Stumps
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Posted - 12/16/2004 :  3:19:47 PM  Show Profile
Mike, may the LIGHT BULBS be with you!

Walt

In the Crossroads of America.

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Rick
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Posted - 12/16/2004 :  6:59:54 PM  Show Profile
Marc, I thought we were trying to encourage Mike to go 1 scale size larger. I guess we're not doing a very good job of it.

Mike, wouldn't a larger train chugging around the base of your tree look better?



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Rick
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Posted - 12/16/2004 :  6:59:54 PM  Show Profile
Marc, I thought we were trying to encourage Mike to go 1 scale size larger. I guess we're not doing a very good job of it.

Mike, wouldn't a larger train chugging around the base of your tree look better?



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Bbags
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Posted - 12/16/2004 :  7:47:15 PM  Show Profile
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Originally posted by marc_reusser

AAArrrrghhh!!!........don't do it Mike!!....come back...walk towards the light! Even short term exposure can scar you permanently, let alone what evil thoughts this sicussion might put into the heads of more suceptible members....think of what this will do to all the hard work we've put in with John!

Marc



No need to worry Marc.
I am now thinking about getting some magnification for myself since I have been painting HO detail parts, so with these eyes when I make the jump it will definitely be to a larger scale.



John Bagley
Modeling the Alaska Railroad in HO in Wildwood Georgia.

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